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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 723.1
Revision Date: March 25, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Sodium Chromate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10311
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed (H301). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270). Do not breathe dust or fumes (P260).
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, dermal (Category 4). Harmful in contact with skin (H312).
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, inhalation (Category 2). Fatal if inhaled (H330). Do not breathe dust or fumes. (P260).
Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 1). Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314).
Hazard class: Sensitization, skin and respiratory tract (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction, allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H317+H334).
Hazard class: Carcinogenicity, Germ cell mutagenicity, Reproductive toxicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). May cause genetic defects (H340). May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202).
Use personal protective equipment as required (P281). Sodium chromate is a known human carcinogen (IARC-1).
Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 1). Causes damage to organs (H372).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Sodium chromate, anhydrous

Synonyms: Chromic acid, disodium salt
2146108 Na2CrO4 161.97
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention (P308+P313).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340). Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310). If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P342+P311). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If on skin or hair: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363). If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting (P301+P330+P331). Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid.
Strong oxidizer, fire and explosion hazard when in contact with combustible materials.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up, place in sealed bag or container and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #8. Store with borates, chromates, manganates and permanganates.
Somewhat deliquescent. Keep container tightly closed (P233). Store in a locked poisons cabinet. Use only in a hood or well ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: (as chromates) (inhalable) PEL 0.005 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 0.05 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Yellow, translucent crystals. Odorless.
Soluble: Water. Slightly in alcohol.
Melting point: 792 °C
Specific gravity: 2.72
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with acids, bases, reducers, combustible materials, organic materials, metals, alkalies, alcohols, acetone, hydrazine, hydroxylamine salts, mercury cyanide, calcium hydroxide, ethylene glycol, oils, grease, oxidizing agents, carbides, sulfur, aluminum, boron, silicon, acetic anhydride, amines, paper, and wood. Shelf life: Fair. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Somnolence, skin and eye irritation, severe damage to mucous membranes, readily absorbed through the skin.
Chronic effects: Mutagen, carcinogen (IARC-1, NTP known).
Target organs: Lungs, kidneys.
ORL-RAT LD50: 136 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: 100 mg/m3/4H
SKN-RBT LD50: 1600 mg/kg
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #12a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-889-5), RCRA code D001, D007.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.